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March 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Fiesta goes back in time to present some of the best Latin American classical music from different eras. We will feature music from the Colonial, Romantic, and Contemporary eras of classical music and see how they all tie together.
March 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm
This week, host Elbio Bariliari, chooses some of his favorite long form orchestral pieces! Be prepared as we take an epic journey into the music of Latin America.
March 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Born in the 18th century as a citizen of the Portuguese Empire, Jose Mauricio de Nunez Garcia was a progressive priest with advanced democratic ideas and was a fantastic composer. He is considered a hero among the artists and intellectuals involved in the South American independence. We will discuss his life and music on this episode of Fiesta!
March 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Fiesta explores the world of Latin American art songs on this program. We will feature vocal music accompanied by strings, piano, guitar and orchestra. Including the voice of Anna Netrebko, José Cura, and Margarita Pruneda.
February 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Host, Elbio Barilari introduces us to five hundred years of Latin American orchestral music. From the Baroque period composer, Domenico Zipoli to the present day Arturo Marquez. Come with us as we visit Bolivia, Cuba, Brazil, Uruguay and Mexico.
February 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Fiesta’s host Elbio Barilari sits down with composer Stewart Copeland (co-founder and drummer of The Police) and librettist/director Jonathan Moore about their world premiere of their new opera The Invention of Morel at Chicago Opera Theater. Based on the book by Argentine author, Aldolfo Bioy Casares, Elbio will speak to our guests about the influence of Latin American music and themes on their opera. We will also be playing a selection of some of their favorite Latin American classical music.
February 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Host, Elbio Barilari, picks some of his favorite recordings from the monumental São Paulo State Symphony from Brazil! Founded in 1954 by João de Sousa Lima the OSESP performs over 200 concerts a season and has over has recorded over 100 albums. We feature music from their home country of Brazil!
January 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm
These very traditional forms were proclaimed dead at several points during the 20th century. However, at the beginning of this new century they still enjoy good health and undeniable popularity among audiences and musicians. Join us for musical trip through three hundred years of sonatas & sonatinas.
January 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The influence of Isaac Albéniz on Spanish music, or at least in the perception posterity has of Spanish music is undeniable. Albéniz, who lived in the second half of the 19th century (1860-1909) has the reputation of being the “inventor” of Spanish musical nationalism.
January 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Take an intercontinental journey with Fiesta as Elbio explores the cultural and musical influence of French culture on Latin American Music. From Venezuelan composer Teresa Carreno to the heart of Brazilian art music with Heitor Villa-Lobos. Join us for a 100-year tour of this fascinating cultural intersection.
January 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Many 21st century composers have broken the boundaries imposed by the so called “experimental”, “contemporary”, or “new music” of the 20th century. This is what Fiesta’s host, Elbio Barilari, calls “New-New” music. Music that incorporates all the procedures and technical advances of 20th century music but it is not afraid of taking from the past and is willing to explore the traditions of many different cultures.
December 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm
With works commissioned by ensembles including the Grant Park Festival Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacán, Argentinean composer Gustavo Leone now teaches at theDepartment of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago. This program features his selected solo, chamber and orchestral works.
December 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm
To celebrate Christmas Fiesta presents a selection of villancicos or Christmas carols from Spain and Latin America. And other Christmas related music that spans several centuries with a great diversity of influences and traditions.
December 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Continuing with our series Imaginary Concerts: think that you are attending a symphonic concert in which instead of hearing one of the so-called the “standard concert repertoire”, the orchestra starts with a colorful Latino overture, continues with a fantastic Latino concerto and tops the evening with a full scale Latino symphony.
December 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm
From Colombia to Argentina and from Chile to Brazil, Fiesta features music representing different traditions and landscapes. Including Argentinean Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto Op. 25!